The Atlas Moth
A Glorified Piece Of Blue Sky
21 September 2009
by Andy Parker
Fucking Amazing. I would love to end this review right there. Instead I will go on to explain why this this self produced debut by Chicago based The Atlas Moth is begging to be crowned album of the year.
‘A Night in Venus’ Arms’ would seem to set the tone instantly with it’s atmospheric build up, deep sense of urgency and shuddering vocal taunts. But you would be mistaken, had you thought you were setting yourself up for yet another generic doom record. Far from it.
The Atlas Moth are incredibly diverse and certainly have crafted their own sound. Each track has it’s own identity wildly ranging from the hallowed guttural screams of ‘Grey Wolves’, to the intense ‘Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence’ which nods its head in the direct of Godflesh. Then you have ‘One Amongst The Wheat Fields’ and ‘Jump Room To Orion’ which sound like a seriously fucked off Mastadon trying to fight a cyclops with a fist full of razor blades.
Watch The Atlas Moth recording ‘A Night In Venus’ Arms…’
With Baroness, This Will Destroy You, Russian Circles and Cult Of Luna all making big waves this year, epic metal is certainly on the map, is there enough space for another name on your potato sack? Yes, and that name is The Atlas Moth.
The Atlas Moth – A Glorified Piece Of Blue tracklisting
A Night In Venus’ Arms…
A Glorified Piece Of Blue-Sky
Our Sun, Our Saviour
Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence
One Amongst The Wheat Fields
Jump Room To Orion
…Leads To A Lifetime On Mercury